Special Report

This Is the Most Popular Album Every Year Since 1960

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1960: Carousel
> Artist: Soundtrack
> Release date: June 15, 1960
> Certification: Platinum

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1961: West Side Story
> Artist: Soundtrack
> Release date: Aug. 1, 1961
> Certification: 3X multi-platinum

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1962: Peter, Paul & Mary
> Artist: Peter, Paul & Mary
> Release date: March 1, 1962
> Certification: 2X multi-platinum

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1963: The Christmas Song
> Artist: Nat King Cole
> Release date: Sept. 1, 1963
> Certification: 6X multi-platinum

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1964: Meet The Beatles!
> Artist: The Beatles
> Release date: Jan. 20, 1964
> Certification: 5X multi-platinum

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1965: Great Band Era
> Artist: Various
> Release date: Dec. 31, 1965
> Certification: 9X multi-platinum

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1966: Revolver
> Artist: The Beatles
> Release date: Aug. 8, 1966
> Certification: 5X multi-platinum

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1967: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
> Artist: The Beatles
> Release date: June 2, 1967
> Certification: 11X multi-platinum

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1968: The Beatles
> Artist: The Beatles
> Release date: Nov. 25, 1968
> Certification: 24X multi-platinum

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1969: Abbey Road
> Artist: The Beatles
> Release date: Nov. 1, 1969
> Certification: 12X multi-platinum